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Re: replace PAM with BSD Auth (was: slow su? [solved])

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 08:17:46PM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
 > }  > PAM could be replaced with BSD Auth, as was discussed long ago.
 > } 
 > } bsdauth doesn't support the same authentication module interface (or,
 > } AIUI, anything close to it) so it won't do. There are some PAM modules
 > } in pkgsrc, for example, and other third-party ones that aren't but
 > } that someone probably uses.
 >      Even worse, as far as I know, it doesn't support the same API.

I don't think the frontend API is half as important to retain as the
module API.

Whether it's possible to retain the module API and also clean up the
semantics is an open question.

David A. Holland

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